27 May 2014
From April 2015 parents will be able to share 50 out of 52 weeks’ statutory leave and 37 out of 39 weeks’ statutory pay. The new form of leave, which was to be called ‘flexible parental leave’, will be known as ‘shared parental leave’ (SPL), and the following details have now been confirmed:
In addition, after 1 October 2014 the father mother’s partner will be entitled to attend two ante-natal appointments of up to 6.5 hours each, unpaid.
Parallel rules will apply to adoptions where the date of matching is 5 April 2015 or later and these new rules will also:
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